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PFP vice presidential candidate stresses economic policy in debate

PFP vice presidential candidate stresses economic policy in debate

The People First Party's vice presidential candidate Hsu Hsin-ying pledged Saturday to create another economic miracle for Taiwan if she and her running mate win the election in January.

Hsu, a 43-year-old scientist-turned-lawmaker, is the running mate of PFP Chairman James Soong in the presidential election to be held on Jan. 16. She quit the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) early this year and founded a new party -- Minkuotang -- in March.

Hsu made the comments as opening remarks during the only debate among the three vice presidential candidates before the election, the two others being Wang Ju-hsuan on the KMT ticket and Chen Chien-jen on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket.

A former governor of Taiwan, Soong is the only presidential candidate with experience in running a country with good results, Hsu said.

In her remarks, Hsu listed the difficulties Taiwan is facing and said a new government under Soong will seek to address issues such as stagnant salaries and high housing costs by reinvigorating Taiwan's economy and bringing enterprises and foreign investment back to Taiwan.

Soong and Hsu have been trailing in opinion polls in the three-way race. (By Jay Chen)

Updated : 2021-09-21 21:41 GMT+08:00